Downtown Cabo San Lucas claims a higher concentration of great restaurants than any other area in Los Cabos. Virtually every block has at least one noteworthy eatery, with options ranging from budget-friendly taquerías (taco shops) and marisquerías (places specializing in the abundant local seafood) to fine dining establishments showcasing first-class food and service.
As one might suppose, traditional Mexican cuisine is the focus at many of the neighborhood's top restaurants. Los Tres Gallos, a charming courtyard eatery named for three great stars of the golden age of Mexican cinema, serves up the best moles (the chocolate and chile pepper based sauces, not the small subterranean mammals) in town. María Corona offers delicious regional favorites made from Mexican revolution era recipes passed down from the owner’s grandmother. And in addition to superb regional dishes like Tamales Oaxaqueños, Pancho’s boasts what may be the world’s largest selection of premium tequilas.
The local dining scene is hardly parochial, however. Brazilian rodizio style dining draws steak lovers to Madeira Bistro, and regional Italian pastas headline the bills of fare at Invita Bistro (Roman) and Pan di Bacco (Neapolitan). Talented chef Enrique Díaz has put his own spin on Mediterranean cuisine at the perennially popular Alcaravea Gourmet, and long-time favorite Misiones de Kino was one of the first local restaurants to offer both Mexican and Italian specialty dishes.